A former West Midlands police officer has become the first ever woman to be named as Britain's bravest bobby.
Sarah Hobson, 44, won the award for single-handedly capturing two men who raided Wolverhampton's Atlantis nightclub as staff were enjoying an after hours drink.
She rugby-tackled one of the raiders and used her baton on another after cornering the men in a narrow alleyway.
She told the BBC: "The adrenalin was pumping. I just went into automatic pilot and the training paid off.
She discovered after the arrest that one of the men had been convicted of attempted murder.
"It was only afterwards that I appreciated the danger I had been in," she said.
"The members of staff were in danger and it needed action."
PC Hobson, who is now on the beat in east Devon, was presented with the award at a Police Federation event in London.
She said: "I feel honoured and humbled. Some had lost family members in the course of duty."